Glacier Bears held to one medal at B.C. AAAs

Three Glacier Bears swimmers reached nine A finals at the Swim B.C. AAA Championships in Victoria over the weekend.

Three Glacier Bears swimmers reached nine A finals at the Swim B.C. AAA Championships in Victoria over the weekend.

With a standout performance from 13-year-old Rennes Lindsay, one of those A final appearances resulted in a medal for the Whitehorse swim club.

Lindsay won silver in the 400-metre freestyle with a time of 4:34.00 at the provincial short course championships on Friday.

“She swam faster than a required qualifying time for National Age Group Championships for age 14,” said Glacier Bears head coach Malwina Bukszowana in a news release.

Lindsay, who was competing in the girls 12-13 division, made a total of five A finals in Victoria.

She also placed seventh in the 200 free and eighth in the 50-metre butterfly and 400-metre individual medley.

She kicked off the meet with eighth in the 800 free. “Rennes looked good on the warm up and she held the pace she was training for really well. She swam 9:35.12, which is 11 seconds faster than her best time, and she came eighth in her age group category,” said Bukszowana. “It was a good start for the swim meet.”

Teammate Hannah Kingscote made two finals in the same age group and set a club record at the championships.

Kingscote, 13, placed seventh in the 50-metre backstroke and set a club record of 1:07.28 in the 100 back for a sixth-place finish.

“This gave her a first qualifying time for National Age Group Championships this summer,” said Bukszowana.

Lindsay’s older sister Cassis placed sixth in the 50 and 100 free races in the girls 14-15 division.

Rennes and Kingscote also reached two B finals each. Rennes placed 13th in the 100 free and 16th in the 200 medley. Kingscote raced to ninth in the 50 fly and 16th in the 100 fly.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

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